Haman’s Evil Is Repaid
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A pair of socks or two pieces of cloth to be used for two blindfolds.
As many cornucopia templates as need for the children in your
class, construction paper (various colors), glue stick and markers
Where’s My Shoes?
Divide the class into two teams. Sit on opposite sides of the room.
Have everyone take off their shoes and pile their shoes in the
center of the room. Let the two teams mix them together. Have the
two teams go back and sit down together and close their eyes. Have
them count to 25 slowly.
While they are counting and have their eyes closed, mix up and
hide their shoes (in trash can, outside classroom, under chairs,
etc.). After they have counted to 25 say “go!” and allow them to
find their own shoes and put them on. The first team who all have
their own shoes on, laced or buckled up wins.
Today we are going to learn that the Lord can turn trials into
triumphs. He can take something messed up and bring order to it,
like our shoe activity. We don’t know what it was like to walk in
Esther and Mordecai’s shoes, but we know that they had to go
through a very difficult time and had to trust in the Lord. He
worked everything out for good and He will do the same in our
Sometimes in our lives we may have to face things that happen
that we don’t understand or that may be very difficult. These
times or events in our lives are called trials. In one way or another
we all face trials at different times. Sometimes trials are brought
on because of our own bad decisions. Maybe we don’t listen to our
parents or obey God’s word, and then something bad happens in
our lives because of that. In these situations difficult times might
come because of our own sin.
Other times trials may come because God is allowing us to be
tested. He wants to produce patience and character in our lives.
One of the best ways for patience